CAMBRIDGE residents on low incomes, who cannot work because they are self-isolating due to coronavirus, can now apply for a one-off support payment.
The government Test and Trace Support Payments of £500 will be administered by Cambridge City Council, and people who qualify for them will be able to apply via the council’s website at www.cambridge.gov.uk/test-and-trace-support-payment
To be eligible for the government’s payment, people must:
- Have been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, either because they have tested positive for coronavirus or have recently been in close contact with someone who has tested positive;
- Be employed or self-employed;
- Be unable to work from home and losing income as a result; and
- Be currently receiving Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, income-based Employment and Support Allowance, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, income Support, Housing Benefit and/or Pension Credit